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Former Abia Governor To Return To EFCC Today

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Theodore Orji, a former Governor of Abia state will return to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC today to be further interrogated by the commission over issues bordering on corruption while he held sway in the state between 2007 and 2015.

The former governor was arrested on Thursday by operatives of the Commission and later released.

The anti-graft agency took the former governor now a Senator into custody alongside his son, Chinedu over alleged  N48billion security votes. Chinedu is the current Speaker of the state House of Assembly.

The former Abia helmsman was said to have received N500 million monthly as security votes for the eight years he was Governor. The amount totalled N48 billion for which he has now landed in EFCC net.

But following his arrest, the former governor was released by the commission due to intervention by prominent Nigerians and his lawyers who pressed for his release.

He will continue his interrogation today, sources in the EFCC said.

The spokesman for the Commission Wilson Uwajuren said yesterday that Senator Orji was arrested for also mismanaging N2 billion Ecological Funds and conversion of Sure-P funds. He said Orji also violated his bail conditions. Recall that the former governor had earlier been arrested and eventually released on bail by EFCC.

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